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Verification Of Clodius Albinus Denarius

 
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 Posted 04/07/2021  10:08 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Ruger9a to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Could I get a verification that this Clodius Albinus denarius is real?

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 Posted 04/07/2021  12:04 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add travelcoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Look to be fine to me, but I'll let others chime in.
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 Posted 04/07/2021  1:00 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Ruger9a to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks again @travelcoin! I would like to get another confirmation as you stated.
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 Posted 04/07/2021  1:11 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add mylimebug to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It is most likely authentic. The cracks and crevices in the coin appear to show an underlying bronze under the silver. If it is indeed bronze, that would make this an ancient fourree.
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 Posted 04/07/2021  4:15 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add travelcoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Not really seeing any bronze in this one, looks to be deposits that may or may not come off with some light cleaning.
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 Posted 04/07/2021  4:23 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Kushanshah to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The squarish irregularity on the edge looks like a casting sprue has been snapped away.
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04/07/2021 4:28 pm
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 Posted 04/07/2021  5:56 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Ruger9a to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@Kushanshah, thanks for your comment, but, I have the piece that game of during shipment. It appears to be of the same metal type as the rest of the coin. The coin is thin on that side. I don't see any signs of casting, can you be more specific?
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 Posted 04/07/2021  11:22 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Kushanshah to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
If you have the missing piece, then it's probably the result of brittleness which, while not a good thing, does suggest authenticity. Cast coins (and cast flans) often show evidence of where the channel for molten metal had once been, such as a sprue, break or file mark.
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 Posted 04/10/2021  05:58 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Ruger9a to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@travelcoin can you recommend a cleaning solution that would remove the tar spots?
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 Posted 04/10/2021  09:45 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add travelcoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Ruger, this was my last post about cleaning a denarius.
http://goccf.com/t/372453

However, I would start with soaks in distilled water and then adding lemon juice. Sometimes the deposits are too difficult to remove without risking damage to the coin.
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04/11/2021 09:06 am
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 Posted 04/10/2021  09:57 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@ruger, just a thought here: if the silver has started to become brittle, then I might not do anything to this coin other than protect it from further damage (leave those encrustations). Also, if you add a close-up picture of the edge where that piece broke off, then we will know for sure if this is a fouree or not.
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 Posted 04/10/2021  10:34 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Ruger9a to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Here are the best photos I can get. Let me know your thoughts please.



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 Posted 04/12/2021  09:06 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Ruger9a to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@Spence I have attached the additional photos you requested, any comments?
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